Katharine Reynolds advises banks, sponsors and corporate borrowers on a broad range of cross-border banking and finance matters. Her experience includes leveraged and acquisition financings, bridge loans, margin loans, project financings, working capital facilities and various other types of financings.

Bio

Recent representative matters include representing:

  • Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (China) on an equivalent transferrable term loan facility of up to US$2 billion with a greenshoe option of up to US$500 million;
  • a major Chinese social network on a US$100 million facility from an international investment bank;
  • Renren Inc. in relation to the separation of its investment assets into a privately held group, involving the restructuring of existing debt and warrants from Renren Inc. into the separated group and two additional sources of financing for the separated group;
  • the buyer group in the going-private acquisition of JA Solar Holdings. Skadden’s Asia banking team acted for the buyer group on the US$160 million senior loan and the US$35 million mezzanine financing for this going-private acquisition;
  • Citigroup Inc. in the sale of the customer portfolio of its merchant acquiring business in 11 Asia Pacific markets to Wirecard AG (Germany);
  • Baidu, Inc. as borrower on its US$2 billion syndicated loan facility and various bilateral loan facilities;
  • the buyer groups on take-private financings for Feihe International, Yongye, E-House, Dangdang and Mindray Medical;
  • borrowers and issuers in relation to numerous margin loan financings relating to Hong Kong and U.S. listed shares;
  • Morgan Stanley Asia Limited as arranger, and Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Singapore Branch as lenders, in a five-year revolving facility to PTT International Trading Pte Ltd (Singapore) to finance prepayments made by PTT under an oil production contract between PTT and Empresa Estatal Petróleos del Ecuador;
  • Digital Garage, Inc. (Japan), an online media company, in the privatization of its Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed subsidiary, econtext Asia Limited, a provider of online payment processing services; and
  • Fortune Dynasty Holdings Limited (Hong Kong), a joint venture between the Vitol Group (the Netherlands) and Daniel Chiu, in its acquisition of the remaining 43 percent stake in Fortune Oil plc (U.K.) it did not already own.

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Singapore) LLP is licensed in Singapore as a registered foreign law firm to advise clients on certain aspects of their international transactions and operations. We are not authorized to practice Singapore law. All matters relating to advice as to Singapore law will be dealt with by a separate local Singapore law firm.

Credentials

Education

  • LL.B. (Hons), University of Otago Faculty of Law, 2007
  • B.Sc., University of Otago, 2007

Admissions

  • Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer of Singapore
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

Katharine Reynolds

Asia Pacific Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Singapore) LLP, Banking
katharine.reynolds@skadden.com